Economic Recovery – Zimbabwe style

16 06 2009

I supposed I was not that surprised – they had only put up the price of used seedling trays 200% in a year (real money terms). I most certainly WAS annoyed! I tried everything including an impromptu economics lesson on getting higher turnover by lowering prices supermarket style and moving more stock but it was to no avail. I needed the trays and that was the price the Tobacco Research Board was charging. The sales clerk even said that these days you had to get what you could when you could; what was the point in planning for tomorrow?

On the way out I went past the propagation area just to check that the trays were indeed there. They were; scattered and piled around together with some left over tobacco plants in close proximity to the newly germinating seed.



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